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Michael B. Jordan
Tuesday, Jul. 14, 2020
For Michael B. Jordan, timing is everything. So when the SAG award winner marched in a Los Angeles Black Lives Matter protest last month demanding that Hollywood drastically increase its diversity in the executive ranks, it was a moment he felt prepared for.
"I think it's always been...
Sunday, Feb. 23, 2020
Lizzo was named entertainer of the year and “Just Mercy” won best motion picture, best actor and best supporting actor Saturday (2/22) at the NAACP Image Awards, as the show that recognizes entertainers of color ladled honors on the film that was snubbed by bigger shows throughout awards season...
Monday, Dec. 23, 2019
Michael B. Jordan doesn't usually get star struck. Bryan Stevenson had a different effect on him.
Stevenson, whom Jordan plays in the legal drama "Just Mercy," has led one of the most successful efforts to combat mass incarceration and racial injustices in the United States legal system....
Saturday, Sep. 7, 2019
The starry based-on-a-true-story social-justice tale "Just Mercy" made a powerful impression in its world premiere Friday at the Toronto International Film Festival, drawing an emotional response for the courtroom drama led by Michael B. Jordan's crusading attorney and Jamie Foxx's wrongly...
Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2019
When Michael B. Jordan first met with "Moonlight" writer Tarell Alvin McCraney, the two surprisingly discovered through an emotional conversation that both had more in common than they realized.
McCraney might jokingly attest, but Jordan said during a recent interview that their lengthy...
Friday, Nov. 16, 2018
The weight of legacy hangs heavily over "Creed II." Not just for most of the characters, who must come to grips with their own family histories. But also for the filmmakers, tasked with making a sequel to a successful spin-off of a beloved franchise. It would put any film on the ropes. Not this...
Wednesday, Sep. 5, 2018
Six months after Frances McDormand introduced the world to the concept of an inclusion rider in her Oscars speech, Warner Bros. and its sister companies are announcing a company-wide commitment to diversity and inclusion, becoming the first major entertainment company to do so.
Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018
Ryan Coogler was feeling overwhelmed by "Black Panther."
It was only his third feature film and, at just 30-years-old, he was making it with Hollywood's most powerful studio under enormous cultural expectations and with $200 million to get it right.
And he really didn't want it to...
Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016
It was a total knockout for Michael B. Jordan at the NAACP Image Awards in a ceremony that took several jabs at Hollywood for the lack of racial diversity.
The star of the boxing drama "Creed" was honored Friday as both the entertainer of the year...
Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2015
Admit it. When you heard another "Rocky" movie was coming out - a seventh - you thought, really? How many "Rocky" movies do we need?
Well, it turns out we needed seven. At least.
From its very beginning in 1976, the "Rocky" story has been...